COVID-19 Vaccination Required for Immigration Medical Examinations

COVID-19 Vaccination Required for Immigration Medical Examinations

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that, effective Oct. 1, 2021, applicants subject to the immigration medical examination must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before the civil surgeon can complete an immigration medical examination and sign Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record. We are updating our policy guidance in accordance with […]

What to Know About the Delta Variant

What to Know About the Delta Variant

By Dr. Dave A. Chokshi  From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, our knowledge about the virus has constantly evolved, and we are now confronting a new challenge. Over the past several months, we have seen a rise in COVID-19 infections as a result of the delta variant, a new strain of the original virus […]

White Supremacy, With a Tan

White Supremacy, With a Tan

By John Blake, CNN (CNN) – Cutting taxes for the rich helps the poor. There is no such thing as a Republican or a Democratic judge. Climate change is a hoax. Some political myths refuse to die despite all evidence the contrary. Here’s another: When White people are no longer a majority, racism will fade […]

Bilingual People With Language Loss Due to Stroke Can Pose a Treatment Challenge – Computational Modeling May Help Clinicians Treat Them

Bilingual People With Language Loss Due to Stroke Can Pose a Treatment Challenge – Computational Modeling May Help Clinicians Treat Them

By Claudia Peñaloza, The Conversation The big idea New research shows that computational modeling can predict how bilingual stroke patients will respond to language treatment – and that could help clinicians identify which language to focus treatment on and increase chances for improvement in both. Aphasia is a speech and language disorder often caused by […]

People of Color Made Up All of the United States’ Population Growth in the Last 10 Years

People of Color Made Up All of the United States’ Population Growth in the Last 10 Years

By Walter Ewing, Immigration Impact Demographers have known for decades that the United States is well on its way to becoming a predominantly multi-racial and multi-ethnic society. New data from the 2020 Census reveals how rapidly that transformation is taking place. Increasing numbers of people identify racially as either Asian or multi-racial. Growing numbers of […]

President Biden is Overseeing a Historic Decline in Legal Immigration

President Biden is Overseeing a Historic Decline in Legal Immigration

By Immigration Impact The Biden administration predicts that it will fail to issue many of the legal permanent resident visas—also known as green cards—allotted this year for immigrants who have been sponsored by a U.S. employer or family member. The State Department estimates that roughly 100,000 visas for employment-based immigrants and 150,000 visas for family-based immigrants will […]

Biden Administration says long Covid can be Considered a Disability Under Law

The White House released new guidance on the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Biden Administration says long Covid can be Considered a Disability Under Law

By Maeve Sheehey and Rebecca Rainey, Politico The Biden administration announced Monday that long Covid, a condition where people experience long-term Covid-19 symptoms long after clearing the actual virus from their system, could be considered a disability under civil rights laws. The White House announced the new long Covid guidance on the 31st anniversary of […]

What you Need to Know: How can Undocumented Immigrants Receive HIV/AIDS Treatment in NY?

Undocumented immigrants living with HIV/AIDS in New York State are eligible to enroll in uninsured care programs that provide access to free HIV and/or AIDS care. Here is a step-by-step explanation.

What you Need to Know: How can Undocumented Immigrants Receive HIV/AIDS Treatment in NY?

By Daniela Parra, City Limits New York State provides health care services to all persons, regardless of immigration status, who have or have been exposed to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and/or have developed acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Lack of health insurance is not an impediment to accessing medications and medical check-ups. New York State […]

Report: Pathway to Citizenship for 10 Million Would Boost GDP by $1.7 Trillion

Report: Pathway to Citizenship for 10 Million Would Boost GDP by $1.7 Trillion

“Free them all” – A call to action to denounce mass deportations, family separation and child incarceration along with Palestinians. – Brooklyn, NY USA July 4th, 2021 (Shutterstock) By Rafael Bernal, The Hill Granting a pathway to citizenship to all undocumented immigrants in the U.S. would boost the nation’s economy by $1.7 trillion over the […]